Â former youth pastor accused of sexually assaulting a child in Texas was tracked down living here Tuesday, six months after he allegedly faked his own death.Kevin Othell Laferney, 40, is wanted in Upshur County, Texas, on four counts each of aggravated sexual assault of a child and bail jumping.
According to the U.S. Marshals Service, he faked his death in February and disappeared before he was scheduled to appear in court.
Great Falls police and U.S. Marshals deputies arrested Laferney without incident at about 5 p.m. Tuesday when authorities knocked on the door of his apartment.
“We got lucky and he answered,” said Dana Rossmiller, a supervisory deputy U.S. Marshal based in Great Falls.
Laferney had been working as a painter and living in an apartment complex near a city park, Rossmiller said.